Prof. Isidoro Malaque III, Chair of the Department of Architecture, University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, received a Special Citation Award of the Australian Alumni Excellence Awards from the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, which was handed over by Australian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Steven J. Robinson in ceremonies held on 2 June 2022 in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
The Special Citation Award was presented to Prof. Malaque, a Ph.D. in Architecture (2017) of The University of Adelaide, “for his exceptional achievement and positive contribution to his profession, industry, the community, and his country through his leadership and innovation.”
“Prof. Malaque contributed new knowledge in the built environment and led in the re-opening of the post-graduate program in Urban and Regional Planning in the University of the Philippines Mindanao," said Ambassador Robinson.
UP Mindanao’s Diploma and Master of Arts degrees in Urban and Regional Planning caters to local government planners making comprehensive land use plans and professional planners in private practice.
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines organizes the Australia Alumni Excellence Awards to celebrate exceptional achievements of Australia-educated Filipinos under the umbrella organization Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines. A number of UP Mindanao academic and research personnel belong to the Australia Global Alumni in the Philippines. UP Mindanao has working partnerships with the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research and Australian universities.